Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-15-2002, 10:12 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte NC
Posts: 376
mending a 560sl soft top

Any advice? I am trying to rethread the rear panel in my softtop. The canvas is in great shape but the thread is dry rotting. The rear panel is completely out and it is impossible to stitch because of how tight you have to pull it. Do you have any suggestions? Who does this type of work?
Thanks,
rob

ps..what's it cost to have someone put another top on?
__________________
Rob Armstrong, Charlotte, NC
Mountain Island Lake
RobAinCLTNC@hotmail.com

2004 VW Passat GLS TDI-50k
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 7k
FOR SALE 1991 300TE 228k

2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
1986 560sl 200k Black/Palimino-SOLD
1985 300sd 340k-SOLD
1979 240d 170k-SOLD
2000 Volvo V70XC-POS couldn't sell fast enough
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2002, 12:17 AM
elau's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: MD.
Posts: 1,725
It will cost you around $800 for the top plus installation. Check out this site:
http://www.hoodsgalore.com.
__________________
95 R129
04 Infiniti G35.5 BS
10 X204
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2002, 12:12 PM
Heriberto Rosas's Avatar
1983 500SL, Puerto Rico
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 65
I just bought mine in www.************************ for $400.00 (Original style canvas)and in Puerto Rico cost me $200.00 for the installation, so don't bother trying to fix the old one. Also try in Adsitco.com, they have it too. Remember to always buy the best canvas available, good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2002, 12:49 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: NB
Posts: 41
I was quoted 1,400 at the dealership and 1,200 at a good top shop (non OEM). I wound up buying OEM off EBAY and doing it myself. It was a real headache to get it just right. Maybe it's easier the 2nd time.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2002, 01:25 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte NC
Posts: 376
I noticed that I could buy off ebay for $300 but still don't know who i'd take it to for installation. Any ideas? I am pretty sure my patience wouldn't allow me to attempt this myself.
Thanks!
__________________
Rob Armstrong, Charlotte, NC
Mountain Island Lake
RobAinCLTNC@hotmail.com

2004 VW Passat GLS TDI-50k
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 7k
FOR SALE 1991 300TE 228k

2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
1986 560sl 200k Black/Palimino-SOLD
1985 300sd 340k-SOLD
1979 240d 170k-SOLD
2000 Volvo V70XC-POS couldn't sell fast enough
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-16-2002, 01:34 PM
larrysiny
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Wink Soft top

I bought my soft top off of eBay for $300. Excellent quality came from Cabrio in New Jersey. I then went to an auto upholstery shop and told them I got the soft top when I purchased the car. They installed it for $300. So for $600 I was back in business.

Larry
'86 560 SL
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-16-2002, 01:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte NC
Posts: 376
Thanks Larry,
Will any upholstery shop do it? Did you buy your top from the fella in pasedena?
__________________
Rob Armstrong, Charlotte, NC
Mountain Island Lake
RobAinCLTNC@hotmail.com

2004 VW Passat GLS TDI-50k
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 7k
FOR SALE 1991 300TE 228k

2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
1986 560sl 200k Black/Palimino-SOLD
1985 300sd 340k-SOLD
1979 240d 170k-SOLD
2000 Volvo V70XC-POS couldn't sell fast enough
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-16-2002, 02:47 PM
Heriberto Rosas's Avatar
1983 500SL, Puerto Rico
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 65
Dont even try to do it, you can damage your top. Check with different car upholterers with experience, there should be a couple in your area. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-16-2002, 03:33 PM
get,ltd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up conv top

I installed my top myself, fairly straightforward installation, just a lot of patience needed. If you decide to go that route send me an email and I will send you the installation instructions. Took me about 12-15 hours. Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-16-2002, 03:50 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte NC
Posts: 376
Thanks for the offer for instructions. I will have to save up because I know I don't have that patience. Thanks so much!
__________________
Rob Armstrong, Charlotte, NC
Mountain Island Lake
RobAinCLTNC@hotmail.com

2004 VW Passat GLS TDI-50k
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 7k
FOR SALE 1991 300TE 228k

2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
1986 560sl 200k Black/Palimino-SOLD
1985 300sd 340k-SOLD
1979 240d 170k-SOLD
2000 Volvo V70XC-POS couldn't sell fast enough
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page